watchOS 5.1.2 introduces new complications for the Infograph watch face on the Apple Watch Series 4, which take advantage of the model's larger display and can be configured to incorporate shortcuts to apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Apple News, Phone, Remote, and more. The company has received the nod of approval from the FDA, but it will take time to obtain the same from regulatory bodies in other countries.
The first time you launch the Health app iPhone after installing the watchOS 5.1.2 update, you'll be asked to set up the irregular rhythm notification.
The new electrodes built into the back crystal and the Digital Crown of the Apple Watch Series 4 works together with the ECG app to enable customers to take an ECG similar to a single-lead reading. The Health app will also provide the user an option to easily turn the relevant information into a PDF file and send it directly to their doctor. 'Ok so there is a new watch feature....hahaha....
If you have an older Apple Watch, you will need to upgrade to the Apple Watch 4 to get this feature, but you can still turn on irregular heartbeat notifications that could alert you to AFib (atrial fibrillation).More news: Ericsson software glitch hits mobile services in Britain and Japan
CNET was given early access to the new ECG app and tested it in a doctor's office, and the experience for Vanessa Hand Orellana is something you'll just have to read.
Note: Make sure the Apple Watch is on the Charging pad during the entire installation procedure and also make sure it is near the companion iPhone connected to Wi-Fi.
All recordings, their associated classifications and any noted symptoms are stored securely in the Health app on iPhone, said Apple.
Both the features are now available as part of a free update to watchOS 5.1.2. The Doctor confirmed the Watch's reading, saying "this probably saved you". You must have the Watch placed on its charger, connected to Wi-Fi or LTE, with at least 50-percent battery to download the update. According to Apple, each reading will be classified as either atrial fibrillation (AFib), sinus rhythm (normal), or inconclusive. This tool is for collecting data about your heart health, not how hard you're crushing a workout.